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GENERAL MEETING 27 April 2017
Evan welcomed everyone and Peter opened the meeting with a prayer.
1 Present: Evan Powell (CHR),Andrew Hudson, Diana van Rensburg,Nellie Morgan, Joce Gordon,Peter Craig-Cooper, John Webb, Jim Morgan,Rob Farquharson,Uschi Powell, Penelope Mayson, Oubaas Visser,Sandra Dill-Franzen, Paul Dill-Franzen, Genie Retief, Lynette de Jong,Juan de Beer, Lizzy Modiga, Errol Potgeiter
2 Apologies :Graeme Altenkirk, Mel Fennel, Linda Benade, Johan Veldsman, Peter Joubert, Lenara Joubert.
3 First Aid Course
Evan has received many concerns regarding first aiders and using an AED. He reported that the danger of shocking the victim is unfounded and it is not necessary to be trained in the use of the machine. The 3 hours training course for the AED includes CPR. There were no reported cases of being sued for using an AED. Evan reported that it is safe and can save lives.
Questions were asked if it is an HR function and should HR take responsibility for first aid and first responder duty. There was great concern about HR taking on a function which should be that of the Municipality and it was agreed that the community, as a whole,should be taking on this function, in conjunction with a security company, who also have trained personnel and can provide a 24 hour response.